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Beat the Heat

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Jul 13, 2018

With the hot weather this summer the Municipality of Highlands East wants to remind residents of the activities and locations throughout the Municipality that can help you stay cool:

  • There are many lakes with public access beaches and boat launches including North Bay Beach, Wilbermere Lake and Pine Lake. A map of Water Access Points can be viewed on our website. 
     
  • The pool in Cardiff is also open to the public for swimming Monday to Friday from 12:30PM to 3PM, 4PM to 6 PM and 7PM to 8 PM.  Saturday swimming is available from 11AM to 1:30PM and 2:30PM to 5PM.
     
  • Haliburton County Public Library branches in Wilberforce, Gooderham, Cardiff and Highland Grove all have air conditioning, free wifi and of course many books to keep you occupied while you stay cool. Visit haliburtonlibrary.ca for operating hours and other information.

Please remember to keep pets and small children indoors and do not leave them unattended inside of vehicles and abide by the county-wide fire ban that is in place.

The Highlands East website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages, will be updated with any additional news, information and resources as they are made available.

StoryWalk your way to outdoor fun this summer in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Jun 26, 2018

A StoryWalk™ combines the pleasure of reading a children’s book aloud with all the joys and benefits of walking together outdoors. 

Join staff from the EarlyON Child and Family Centre this July and August for three different walks in Wilberforce, Gooderham and Cardiff. (If it rains, join in for some indoor activities instead!)

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

  • Wednesday, July 4th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, July 11th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, July 12th from 10:00AM - 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library

Rachel's Day In The Garden

  • Wednesday, July 18th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, July 25th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, July 26th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

  • Wednesday, August 15th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, August 22nd from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, August 23rd from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library

Keep the kids busy at Summer Adventure Day Camp this July

Posted to Activities on Jun 16, 2018

Camps run July 9-13 in Wilberforce, July 16-20 in Gooderham and July 23-27 in Cardiff and feature lots of crafts, sports, swimming, cooking and more. Just $30 for the week.

Contact Erin Curry at Point in Time at 705-457-5345 ext 313 for more information.

Be Bear Wise

Posted to Activities, Downloads, News & Notices on Jun 4, 2018

The Ministry of Naturual Resources and Forestry's Bear Wise program strives to reduce human-bear conflict and has made available the information sheets available for download below. Please use these resources to protect yourselves and your property while also allowing Ontario's Black Bear's to enjoy their natural habitat.

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Swimming and Swim Lessons in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on May 25, 2018

Cardiff Pool

For swim lessons and recreational swimming contact 613-339-2442 for more information or download the the 2018 Swim Program Flyer and the 2018 Swim Lessons Flyer for more details.

Gooderham & Wilberforce Beach

The Pine Lake and Wilbermere beaches are open to the public.

Swim Lessons

The Municipality of Highlands East is offering Red Cross swimming lessons, Lifesaving Society lessons (Bronze levels) and Preschool lessons for Parents & Tots as follows:

Cardiff Pool, Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 2 – July 13 (Morning)
Session #2 July 16 – July 27 (Morning)
Session #3 July 30 – August 10 (Morning)

Wilbermere Beach, Wilberforce Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 2 – July 13 (Morning)
Session #2 July 16 – July 27 (Morning)
Session #3 July 16 – July 27 (Evening)

Pine Lake Beach, Gooderham Swimming Lessons:

Session #1 July 2 – July 13 (Afternoon)
Session #2 July 16 
– July 27 (Afternoon)

Please download the 2018 Swim Program Flyer and the 2018 Swim Lessons Flyer for more details and the applicable Swim Lessons Application below if you wish to enrol for lessons. Click here to learn more about the different levels of Red Cross Swimming Lessons or download the Swim Lesson Level Descriptions document below.

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Exercise your green thumb at one of Highlands East's Community Gardens

Posted to Activities on May 17, 2018

There are currently three Community Gardens in Highlands East. If you are interested in taking part please contact the organizers listed below.

Wilberforce Community Garden

Nation Wong: nation [at] nationwong [dot] com | 416-805-3585

Highland Grove Community Garden

Ken Mott: k_mott [at] hotmail [dot] com | 705-935-1956

Gooderham Community Garden

Barbara Kraus: b [dot] kraus [at] rogers [dot] com

Social Recreation Drop-In Program for Seniors at the Legion in Wilberforce

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Apr 4, 2018

HHHS Community Support Services are holding a Social Recreation Drop-In Program for seniors at the Wilberforce Legion on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month from 10AM to 2PM.

Drop-in to this free gathering where you can do coffee and colouring, tech-time, board and card games, pool, cribbage and more. Plus, you can make projects like robotics, programming your tech devices, hand sewing projects, card making, button making and more! Or, just enjoy a great time chatting with friends over a cup of coffee.

Enjoy Coffee and Colouring in Haliburton at the Library

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Jan 25, 2018

Haliburton Highlands Health Services presents Coffee & Colouring for adults at the Haliburton County Public Library, Dysart Branch in the Roberts Room from 10AM to 11AM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Adult Colouring is good for your health by;

  • Creating a meditative state for your brain resulting in relaxation
  • Stress & anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered
  • Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity
  • Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness
  • Unplugging from technology creates a healthier brain

For more information please contact Nancy Brownsberger at 705-457-2941 ext. 2922 or nbrownsberger [at] hhhs [dot] ca or visit the website at www.hhhs.ca

Get your Questions Answered at the Highlands East Visitor Information Centre mid-May through Thanksgiving

Posted to Activities, Administrative, Events, News & Notices, Services on Sep 6, 2017

The Highland East Vistor Information Centre is located at 2786 Essonville Line in Wilberforce (at the Curling Club) and is open daily, mid-May through Thanksgiving from 10:00AM through 4:00PM (closed Tuesdays) and offers mineral permission to collect forms and directions, geocaching information and GPS rentals, trails, events and other general area information.

Contact the Info Centre at 705-448-2981 Ext. 432 or email jvanier [at] highlandseast [dot] ca.

 

During the off-season please call Joanne Vanier, Community Economic Development & Committee Coordinator at 705-448-2981 Ext. 433 or Tracy Millar, Receptionist at 705-448-2981 Ext. 421 or by email at info [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

Hike, bike or ride the trails of Highlands East!

Posted to Activities on Mar 23, 2017

Whether your like to walk or run, ride a bike, a horse or an ATV, one of Highlands East's trails is sure to please.

Hiking in Highlands East

The Homesteader Trail Loop is named in recognition of the pioneers who tried to farm this corner of the Canadian Shield. Today, roads and trails named after those Homesteaders are all that is left of the area's farming past. Look for long abandoned overgrown farm fields and old stone fences.

Download the Homesteader Trail brochure.

The Prospector Trail Loop is a trail with a tale of prospectors and miners who came in the 1920's-1950's for molybdenite and flourite and discovered uraninite; the richest ore of radium. The route encompases long abandoned mine sites such as the Harcourt Graphite  mine, the Dwyer, Schickler, Tripp and Clark mines; long lost to the undergrowth. Take time to explore the rock cuts on the Old Burleigh Road and the I.B.&O. for black Tourmaline, blue Apatite and deep purple Flourite.

Download the Prospector Trail brochure.

Trail Maps

Trails Grid Panels

Municipal Multi-Use Trail System Map

Photo Gallery

The Old Burleigh RoadThe Dillman Hill TrailA calm day on Grace RiverMcCue Lake on the HomesteaderThe Old 503 section of the HomesteaderWaterfall along the IB&O Rail TrailSnowshoeing to Sucker LakeA stream on the way to Sucker LakeCrossing a long on the Sucker Lake TrailA sunset paddle on Wilbermere LakeSunset on Wilbermere LakeAlong the portage from Monck Lake to Cup LakeRocky outcropping on the Monck Lake to Cup Lake portageOn the water near the Monck Lake to Cup Lake portageCampsite on the Monck Lake to Cup Lake portageA loon stretches its wings on the shores of Dark Lake